Lot 22

FREE-BLOWN MARBRIE LOOP GLASS NEAR PAIR OF VASES WITH MATCHING WITCH BALLS

Estimate: $400 - $600

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
FREE-BLOWN MARBRIE LOOP GLASS NEAR PAIR OF VASES WITH MATCHING WITCH BALLS, colorless with opal loopings, bases being clamwater, each having a thistle-form bowl raised on a short compressed stem with applied circular feet, each having a matching witch ball resting on top, rough pontil marks and pontil openings. Pittsburgh area. 1840-1850. 12 7/8" HOA, 8 1/2" and 8 1/4" H vases.
Literature: Parallels Innes - Pittsburgh Glass, p. 393, fig. 428.
Provenance: From the Peter H. Tillou estate, Litchfield, CT.

Condition

One witch ball being cracked; remainder undamaged with some expected light wear. (UPDATED 11/15/2022) One vase having a short check to the foot which does not extend to the surface of the glass, as made.